CARE PLAN 12: DEFINITE DISC WITH HARD NEUROLOGIC SIGNS
 
   

Care Plan 12:   Definite Disc
With Hard Neurologic Signs

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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   Frankp@chiro.org
 
   

ETIOLOGY: Typically related to cauda equina compression, and is more appropriately managed surgically

APPROPRIATE CARE: Urgent referral for neurosurgical consult.

EXPECTED FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF CARE: Typically not managed presurgically, although residual post-surgical overlying conditions may be benefitted from chiropractic care.

Chronological Algorithm: Based on overlying post-surgical considerations.

Attenuating Factors: Not applicable.


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